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Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (playing a matching game):Draw a simple ark on the chalkboard. Prepare several sets of two identical animal pictures. Give one picture to each child. Ask the children to stand and make the sound that the animal in their picture makes and to listen for someone else who is making a similar sound. When the children with matching pictures find each other, have them stand together until all the animals have been paired. Ask the children to come as pairs and put their animals on the ark drawing. Ask the children, “Which prophet did the Lord ask to gather the animals into the ark?” Point out that it was probably a difficult task to gather so many animals into the ark, but Noah chose to obey the Lord’s command.

Encourage understanding (reading scriptures):Show the children a picture of Noah preaching, and read Moses 8:20. Ask the children why they think the people did not listen to Noah. Divide the board in half, and write the following questions on one side, with the scripture references in random order on the other side: What was the Lord going to do to destroy the wicked? (Genesis 6:17). What did He tell Noah to do to save his family? (Genesis 6:18). What did Noah do to choose the right? (Genesis 7:5). Ask the children to read the scriptures and find which one answers each question. Show the children a picture of Noah building the ark. Explain that sometimes it is hard to choose the right. Ask, “How was Noah blessed for choosing the right?” Encourage the children to share how they will be blessed as they choose the right.

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Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

I really love the idea given in the outline, especially the ‘Identify the Doctrine’ section. The children will LOVE making animal sounds. So today, I have just a few ideas for you, just in case you’re looking for a little more. Enjoy!

Noah was blessed for choosing the right

As I said, I love the “Identify the Doctrine” idea in the outline. But they didn’t have any animal images, so I went ahead and created 2 sheets of animal cards (16 animals total) that you could print out and use. They’re nothing fancy, but I don’t think the kids will be too worried about it, they’ll have too much fun making their sound.

If making animal noises sounds too crazy, then here are a few other ideas that you could use.

Animal Activity Ideas

Play ‘Animal charades’! Have the children act out each animal instead of making the animal noise. You could use the same idea as above where everyone has a match or just have them guess what animal it is. Once the animal is guessed have them add it to the ark.
You could also play this like ‘Cranium’. Have the animal cards in a container, and on the back of each card write either: Draw, Mold, or Act.
Have the children choose an animal out of the bucket and then have them either draw the animal, mold it with clay, or act it out as a Charade.
How about a simple animal matching game? Print and cut out each animal card. Place the cards onto a poster-board/chalkboard. Invite a child up and have them flip 2 cards over. Continue until matches have been found.
Here is one more idea that is similar to the idea given in the outline. Hand out the animal cards, and and have the children walk around until they find the person with the other match. They could quietly make a noise or ask a question to find their match.

Noah's Ark Animal Cards

If you’d like to use my animal cards, just click the link below!

Click HERE to Print my Animal Cards!

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Noah Was Blessed For Choosing the Right

Now it’s time to share the story of Noah. Here are a few ideas that you could use for your lesson.

• Have Noah visit Primary! Invite someone to dress up like Noah, and have him come and visit the children.

•Fill the Ark: Have different animal pictures with scriptures, questions, scenarios written on the back. Have a child choose an animal and have them answer the question. Once answered, place the animal in the ark. Here is a cute ark from LDS.org, it also includes some cute animal pictures.

 • Build an Ark: If you have ‘Noah’ come to primary you could have him tell the children that he was commanded to build an ark. Then have him share how he built the ark.
Split the Primary into small groups and give them ‘building’ supplies (Legos, blocks, boxes, popsicle sticks, etc.) Then have them build an ark.
After the arks are built have Noah or yourself share why it was important that Noah built the ark.
Here is another option for Building an Ark, print out an ark and then cut it into pieces. On the back of each piece have a scripture reference (from the outline) or a ‘Choose the Right’ scenario. As the children answer the questions, they will build the ark.
Can’t find a cute ark for the children to build? Take a look at this amazing kit from The Red Headed Hostess! Did you know that they now have Sharing Time kits in their shop?

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I love all the great printables in this week’s kit, but I really loved the ‘Build the Ark’ game that is included. Just visit The Red Headed Hostess to take a look at the kit.

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I hope you enjoy this week’s ideas, and are able to use some for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do and what you decide to do, so leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!

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16 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} February 2017 Week 1: Noah Was Blessed For Choosing the Right

  1. Alexis Tanner

    Thanks so much for the animal print outs! My senior primary is a little bigger and will need some more animal pairs. Can I ask where you got the cute clip art so I can make a few more?

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  2. Stacie

    So awesome! You are officially my go to sharing time girl. I’ll be sure to do some shopping through your sight too! thanks for the help, and the free printables. That is so so nice.

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  3. Lea

    Thank you, Sheena, for your help with this lesson. I love the cute animal cards. I agree that the children will have a fun time making the animal sounds.

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  4. Sue Madsen

    I’m wondering if you’ve got any ideas for Week 2 of February 2017? I’ve tried looking for it on your website but cannot find anything. I love your ideas and would really like to use them for this coming Sunday the 12th. If you don’t mind sharing please let me know ASAP.
    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with others!
    Sue

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